Published Thursday, 21 June 2012
Daniel Mooney was a pillion passenger on the accused's scrambler motorbike. (© Pacemaker)
Andrew Paul Morrow, aged 33, had the charges put to him again and pleaded guilty to causing the death of Daniel Mooney by driving dangerously on Mountcoole Park in the north of the city on 15 May last year.
Standing in the dock of Belfast Crown Court in a grey tracksuit top, Morrow, from Vara Drive in Belfast, also pleaded guilty to causing the schoolboy's death by driving while disqualified and without insurance.
At a previous court hearing Morrow, a window cleaner from the Ardoyne area of north Belfast, admitted charges of failing to remain and failing to report an accident.
Only child and talented dog shower, Daniel was riding as a pillion passenger on Morrow's scrambler motorbike when he fell off and he tragically died from the head injuries he sustained.
He was not wearing a helmet.
On Thursday, Judge Patrick Lynch adjourned passing sentence until pre-sentence probation reports have been compiled and also until the outcome of proceedings against Morrow's co-accused, 19-year-old Dean McComb, from North Queen Street, also Belfast.
His trial is listed in September but prosecuting QC John Orr told the court: "We will look at the outstanding matters and see what our view is of the co-accused" who faces similar charges."